Sciences

Biology
AP Biology
Chemistry
AP Chemistry
Physics
AP Physics B/C
AP Environmental Science

Biology (five credit hours per week)
This second semester course will cover the following units: Qualities of Life – Themes in Biology, Cell Structure and Function, DNA – Structure and Function, Protein – Structure and Function, Protein Synthesis, Genetics, Evolution, Survey of Phyla, Survey of Animal Kingdoms, Selected Human Systems, Topics in Ethics and Philosophy. Please note: Laboratory experiments will be available on a limited basis only. Students with laboratory requirements are encouraged to complete as much as possible before leaving for Israel.

AP Biology (five credit hours per week):
AP Biology is designed to cover the following themes: Science as a Process, Evolution, Energy Transfer, Continuity and Change, Relationship of Structure to Function, Regulation, Interdependence in Nature, Science, Technology, and Society. In this second half of the course, we expect to cover these themes as related to the topic of Organisms and Populations, with the expectation that students will have already covered Molecules and Cells as well as Heredity and Evolution in the fall.

Chemistry (five credit hours per week):
This second semester course covers the following topics: Acids and Bases, The Mole, Stoichiometry, Heat in Chemical Reactions, Gases, Solutions and Chemical Equilibrium, Bonding and Kinetics, and touches on Nuclear Chemistry. Please note: Laboratory experiments will be available on a limited basis only. Students with laboratory requirements are asked to complete as much as possible before leaving for Israel.

AP Chemistry (five credit hours per week):
In AP Chemistry, students are asked to master concepts related to Structure of Matter, States of Matter, and Reactions, in addition to Descriptive Chemistry, Chemical Calculations, and Laboratory. Lab facilities are limited, so students should complete as much as possible before arriving in Israel. In this second semester course, we aim to begin with Reactions, and assume that students will have covered structure and states of matter in the fall.

Physics (five credit hours per week):
This course includes the basic principles of the physical world and their application and will cover the following topics: wave phenomena; electricity and magnetism; and selected topics in atomic and nuclear physics. Please note: Laboratory experiments will be available on a limited basis only. Students with laboratory requirements are encouraged to complete as much as possible before leaving for Israel.

AP Physics B/C (five credit hours per week):

AP Physics B provides instruction in the following topics: Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves and Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics. It is our assumption that students will have covered at least half of the material in the first semester. Laboratory facilities are limited, thus students should complete as much as possible before arrival.

Physics C: Mechanics provides instruction in each of the following six content areas: kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation. This course may be taught as a one or two semester class.

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism provides instruction in each of the following five content areas: electrostatics; conductors, capacitors and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. This course may be taught as a one or two semester class.

AP Environmental Science (five credit hours per week):
This course addresses the following topics: Earth Systems and Resources, The Living World, Population, Land and Water Use, Energy Resources and Consumption, Pollution, and Global Change. Students will be expected to have completed approximately half of the topics prior to arrival.